Donate to protect human rights
Bad things happen when good people are passive. If we fail to stand up for human rights today, in a few years’ time we may find that our previous achievements have been reversed and our own rights are at risk.
If you are bothered by intolerance and opposition to human rights, take action!
Your permanent donation or a single sum will help us stand up for human rights independently and competently everywhere in Estonia: in courtrooms, in the press, in schools, on the streets and in the corridors of power.
We have adopted the good practice of fundraising. When you donate to us, you can rest assured that your money is in safe hands.
How is your money spent?
All donations go to the Estonian Human Rights Centre and contribute to protecting human rights in Estonia. We primarily use donations to address bottlenecks for which there is no project-based funding, but where we see a significant need and opportunity to make a difference. We use donated funds with a special sense of responsibility only for the most important purposes. For example, there may be a need to commission a public opinion poll, disseminate information or go to court.
The money raised from fundraising campaigns for strategic litigation cases is used to cover legal fees, state fees, expert fees, communication and other costs directly related to the case. In the event that the fundraising campaign for a given case raises more money than anticipated, it will be used for the next strategic litigation case. In addition, the Estonian Human Rights Centre enters into an agreement with the strategic litigation client, which obliges the person to reimburse the centre for the costs incurred in their case if the court decision imposes an obligation on the opposing party to reimburse the costs of the proceedings and these have actually been reimbursed. The refund shall be equal to the amount of the costs of the proceedings actually incurred and ordered by the court, and the money refunded will be used to reimburse the costs of subsequent cases.
With the help of donors, we have:
published the Human Rights in Estonia report, supported Kadri and Heleri’s legal action to protect the cohabiting families’ right to a common surname, successfully litigated to have equal opportunities for people with disabilities, campaigned for the love of Darja and Jana , found a solution to some of the the problems caused by the lack of implementing provisions of the Registered Partnership Act in courts, ensured high-quality legal assistance to asylum seekers and defended Rakvere Film Festival Festheart against injustice. We will also continue to stand up for the protection of the freedom of expression of all of us. This shows that donations always go to the right and most important place: to the protection of human rights today and in the future. We aim to maximise the long-term impact of our activities. That is why we take a strategic approach, intervening where it is effective and efficient.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Access Your Bank’s Online Banking Platform: Log in to your online banking portal. Most banks offer the facility to make international transfers online
- Select the Option for Making a Transfer: Look for an option like “Make a Payment” or “International Transfer”
- Enter the Details:
Bank Account Holder: SA Eesti Inimõiguste Keskus
Bank Account Number: EE222200221060260614
Bank Name: SWEDBANK AS
Bank Address: Liivalaia 8, 15040 Tallinn
SWIFT Code/BIC: HABAEE2X
Bank Account Number: EE222200221060260614
You can donate via MakeCommerce (but please enter the company name in the first name or surname field and the registry code instead of the personal identification number). You can also make a standing donation or a one-off transfer from your bank account directly to our accounts.
LHV PANK: EE957700771001555498
Donations to the Estonian Human Rights Centre made by a legal entity (up to 3% of the payroll for the same year or up to 10% of the previous year’s profit) are exempt from income tax.
You can donate to the centre through the secure and convenient payment environment of our partner’s payment centre or your bank. You can also donate in the I Love to Help donation environment.
We will provide an overview of our use of funds on our website and in our annual report. We are open about our finances from the outset and report in detail to society on our funding sources and performance. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to keep up to date with our activities.
A direct donation can be made affordably and easily to our bank accounts at five major Estonian banks (please check with your bank about transfer costs).
A one-time donation can be made via MakeCommerce by card (Visa or MasterCard) and by bank transfer (Swedbank, SEB, Danske Bank, LHV Bank, Luminor, Krediidipank or Pocopay). If you have problems with any of the payment methods, please contact us.
Donations to the Estonian Human Rights Centre are exempt from income tax to a certain extent, as we are on the list of non-profit organisations and foundations that are part of the income tax relief scheme. Find out more on the EMSL website.
- Submit your income tax return in e-MTA between 15 February and 30 April.
- Select ‘If you wish, you can donate to up to three non-profit associations.
- The minimum donation amount is €1’ and ‘Add beneficiary’.
- Indicate the Estonian Human Rights Centre Foundation as the beneficiary and the amount you wish to donate. Save!
In the case of a one-off donation, the transaction costs charged by banks will be 0.20 cents and 0.20% of the amount donated (but no more than €3) goes to MakeCommerce, with the rest going towards operations.
No, we do not disclose the names of donors. If we wish to disclose large donations (more than €10,000 per year) for the purpose of transparency, we will make sure to discuss this with the donor beforehand and ask for consent.
The project took the inclusion and preservation of the Centre’s permanent donors to a new level of development. Project supported the diversification of funding and, above all, the increasing and predictability of non-targeted funding. The target group of the project were (potential) supporters, one-off donors and permanent donors of the Centre.
The project was supported by the Active Citizens Fund of EEA Grants, which is operated by Open Estonia Foundation in cooperation with Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations.